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NUMB3RS - Season 1 - "Sacrifice" - Sabermetrics

Published on 11/18/2006

Activity Overview

In "Sacrifice", Charlie is trying to reconstruct the data that was erased from a computer. Charlie found data that were baseball statistics used for an application of sabermetrics, a statistical process that places numerical values on specific skills. In this activity, students will calculate the Pythagorean Expectation, a sabermetric statistic used to predict the winning percentage of a specific team and compare these estimates with actual results to find a line of best fit modeling the data.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher Page. Download the attached TI-Navigator files for use during the lesson.

During the Activity

Discuss the materials from the Student Page with your class.

After the Activity

Encourage students to explore Web sites and questions from the Extensions Page.